iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

Summary: The newest open source accessory from Adafruit Industries will be on every Geek or Apple nerd girl's wish list. But it sold out on the first day.

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  • iNecklace's open source schematics.

  • iNecklace open source schematics.

  • iNecklace open source schematics.

Topics: Hardware, Open Source

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  • Hope you were paid well!

    Gee. I hope ZDNet was paid well for this thinly veiled shameful promotion masquerading as a bona fide article. Don't tell me that all you got out of it was one lousy free necklace!
    omb00900@...
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    O-M-Geeeeee!
    Wow. Slow news day, eh?
    jmwells21
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    Nerd-girls don't touch Apple with a 10 foot pole. We can actually do simple arithmetic, so we know better.
    Ternarybit
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    So it just lights up? A true geek would require some sort of Functionality, like a Bluetooth flashdrive or something. $75 bucks for an aluminum necklace is a bit much.
    phatjmo
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    So if she's wearing the necklace and I push the button, does it turn her on....
    Common+Sense
    • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

      @Common+Sense That was funny
      xtream101
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    Tsk, Tsk. People, considering the PLANS were PROVIDED, anyone can add functionality to this little bauble. 'Advertorial' or not, it's still cool.

    One naggling issue, though: The 'Power' symbol is FAR from being 'Apple' related, but is simply geek/tech-related, as it's been used LONG before Apple. I doubt it was meant that way, but it seemed implied.

    I'm holding out for the Bluetooth Flashdrive as mentioned previously.
    Slave2Machine
    • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

      @Slave2Machine I totally agree with what you say about the power symbol.. its iconic of any tech that uses one button to turn something on and off.. not just apple. (I have 12 non apple items in my office alone and many more through-out the rest of my house that have the (IO) symbol and that's not including the I/O either)

      Also I would totally buy pants that had a glowing power symbol on the button or a belt that had it on the buckle.. It would need a sneaky remote so i could not so subtlety say yes that is working or no it's not.. and it would need to come in different colors.
      MallusLittera
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    It would be cool if it sensed wifi hotspots or paired with another necklace would glow when within a certain proximity.
    scav8tor
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    That's nothing ...I'm awaiting the hot new penile implant that is rumored to cure flaccidity by uttering a certain fruit word...
    Phil689
    • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

      @Phil689 peaches?
      fenixstar
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use Bidsgetdotcom
    joshuawilliam
  • RE: iNecklace the new open source Geek couture accessory

    Sure, shameless promotion, but it is kinda neat, my other half pointed this article out to me. Looks like I am on the line for this one.
    genefitz1976